2 The Driving Privilege Driving is a privilege and can be taken away. In addition to license suspensions, you can face fines and imprisonment for motor vehicle violationsHabitual Offender-Someone who’s license has been suspended 3x in 3 years.
4 HOW TO LOSE DRIVING PRIVILEGES FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURTFAILURE TO PAY SURCHARGESDRIVING WHILE SUSPENDEDFAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCEPHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISQUALIFICATIONSDRUG OR ALCOHOL USEREPEATED TRAFFIC VIOLATIONSRECKLESS DRIVINGVEHICLE ABANDONMENT ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYAT FAULT IN FATAL ACCIDENT
5 Blood Alcohol Contents and DUI UNDERAGEBAC ( blood alcohol content) over .01 is illegal for anyone under 21OVER 21BAC over .08
6 DUI (cont.)You must be over 21 to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beveragesIf you buy alcohol and are under 21, you can be fined $500 and lose your license for 6 months.If you are caught in possession, purchasing, or consuming alcohol and do not yet have your license, it is suspended for 6 months once you obtain a license.
7 MANDATORY SANCTIONS OVER .10 BETWEEN .08 AND .10 3 MONTH SUSPENSION $250 - $400 FINE12-48 HOURS IN IDRCUP TO 30 DAYS IMPRISONMENT$75 PER DAY IDRC FEE$100 DRUNK DRIVING FUND FEE$100 ALC. ED. REHAB AND ENFORCEMENT FEE1,000 ANNUAL SURCHARGE FOR 3 YEARS$75 SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD FUND FEEOVER .107-12 MONTH SUSPENSION$300 - $500 FINE12-48 HOURS IN IDRCUP TO 30 DAYS IMPRISONMENT$75 PER DAY IDRC FEE$100 DRUNK DRIVING FUND FEE$100 ALC. ED. REHAB AND ENFORCEMENT FEE1,000 ANNUAL SURCHARGE FOR 3 YEARS$75 SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD FUND FEE
8 Under 21 BAC .01-.08 30-90 day license suspension. 15-30 days community serviceParticipation in an IDRC or highway safety program
9 Other offenses and penalties DUI (2nd offense) – License suspended 2 years, $500-$1000 fine, 48hrs-90 days in jailDUI (3rd offense) – License suspended 10 years, $1000 fine, 180 days in jailDrinking while driving (but under legal limit) Fine $200-$250 (even if you are a passenger)
10 More penalties and suspensions Driving on DUI suspension – 1-2 year license suspension days in jail.Driving with no insurance – License suspended 1 yearDriving with possession of drugs – 2 year license suspension
11 BREATH TESTSIMPLIED CONSENT LAW – You have agreed to submit to a breath test after an arrest for drinking and driving.REFUSAL = taken to hospital to have blood drawn.REFUSAL = $1,000 SURCHARGE FOR 3 YEARS.REFUSAL = EQUIVALENT TO FIRST TIME OFFENSE
12 Ignition Interlock Device First DUI offense – installed for 6 months-1 year (at judge’s discretion)Second DUI offense – 1-3 years or a 2 year suspension of registration privilegesThird DUI offense – 1-3 years or a 10 year suspension of registration privileges
13 Intoxicated Driver Resource Center 1st and 3rd time offenders held at County IDRC’s2nd time offenders held at one of 3 regional IDRC’s
14 Other Motor Vehicle Violations DUI with a passenger under 18 in the car also leads to a disorderly person’s offense
15 Reasons to have license suspended or postponed for 6 months: Age and arrested for graffitiUnder 21 and setting false alarmsUnder 21 but caught with alcohol
16 The Point SystemMVC keeps track of driver records through point system.Up to 3 points are subtracted for every 12 consecutive months of violation free driving.Point total cannot go under 0.
17 Driver ProgramsReceive points in more than a 24 month period and you receive a notice of suspension letter.Take a defensive driving course to have 2 points removed from your license3 things you can do:-Attend a driver improvement program-Request a hearing-Surrender your license
18 Probationary Driver Program 2 year probation period after receiving permitPROBATION = 2 or more violations totaling 4 points or more = must take PROBATIONARY DRIVER PROGRAM or face license suspensionCompletion of program subtracts 3 points from your license.If you have any more violations, your license is suspended.If you do not complete the program, license is suspendedOnce license is restored, driver is on 1 year probation
19 Surcharges and Point Violations 6 points or more within 3 years = $150 for first 6 points and $25 surcharge each additional point.Based on date violation is posted, not occurred
20 Moving Violation Point Values Failure to stop at a traffic lightFailure to give way to passing vehicleFailure to yield to a pedestrianExceeding speed limit 1-14 mphLeaving scene of accident (property damage 2Careless drivingFailure to obey traffic signsFailure to yield to emergency vehiclesFailure to obey direction of officerDriving on private property to avoid a traffic signal 2Out of state moving violation
21 Point Values (cont.) Improper Turns 3 Speeding 15-29 mph over 4 Improper passingSpeeding 30mph over or moreTailgatingReckless drivingPassing a stopped school busRacing on a highwayLeaving scene of accident with personal injury
22 Interstate Compacts DRIVER LICENCE COMPACT NONRESIDENT VIOLATER COMPACTNon resident and residents of a state given same rights and face penalities as in their home state.44 states are membersDRIVER LICENCE COMPACTProvides exchange of driver information between states.Out-of-state violations become a part of your driver record.
23 Other things to know:If you are in a motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries while your license is suspended, you are subject to fines, suspension of driving privileges, and mandatory jail sentence!!!!!!!